‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Cast Shakeup; Adrienne Maloof Hints at New Show (EXCLUSIVE)
While it looks like Lisa Van der Pump, Kyle Richards, and Adrienne Maloof will return, or at least make appearances — several other cast members may exit as some new Housewives get ready for their close-up.
New cast member Yolanda Hadid has been reported by E! to have joined the show this year. But any others — if there are others — are still under wraps.
“We have a new cast, so you’ll have to wait and see how we interact,” Maloof told Celebuzz July 25 at a launch party at her Beverly Hills house for the new flavor of Zing-branded vodka, Red Velvet, to benefit the Trevor Project.
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“We do spend a lot of time together,” Maloof said. “I enjoy some more than others. I don’t want to go there tonight. But, it’s nice to have them be supportive. That’s what we do is support each other.”
Housewife Camille Grammer, who reportedly isn’t back to work on the show, was at Wednesday’s party — but left earlier than the others.
Shooting is underway for the third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It premieres on Bravo in September. The show draws millions of viewers and is one of the network’s top-rated shows.
“There are some new ladies on the show, yes,” Nassif says.
“Everyone is very nice. I’ll just say it that way,” he says, when asked if he gets along with the new cast. “Because I can’t really talk about the show. Stay tuned. Stay tuned, my brother, stay tuned.”
Two of the previous Housewives have been battling serious real-life dramas that could possibly put their futures on the show in limbo.
Taylor Armstrong suffered an extraordinary blow close to home last year, when her husband, Russell, who was featured on the show, committed suicide. Armstrong later shared publicly pictures of her face badly bruised, and said she was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of Russell. Armstrong has come out in recent days, speaking out against domestic violence.
Armstrong’s grim story line made an appearance at the end of last season. But it all appeared a bit too real for the bubbly reality show.
Kim Richards also reportedly is questionable for next season.
Richards, who has battled substance addiction in the past, has reportedly relapsed, according to some media reports.
When asked about her longtime friends, Adrienne Maloof, the weary party host at night’s end told Celebuzz, “There is always drama when it comes to Housewives, as there is with life, as well. But, I look at it as an amazing platform.”
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“You know, I work — well, my family comes first, I work, and the show. Juggling, struggling,” Adrienne says. “And, possibly do some new shows, as well.”
When asked for more information, Maloof said, “I’m not going to talk about that. But some ideas, yes.”
Nassif told Celebuzz, after being informed what his wife said, “I don’t actually know. She’s always got something in the bag — working on something.”
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A busy summer leads to a late summer vacation for Maloof and her husband.
“We have been working our butts off, so we haven’t had a lot of time,” Nassif says. “Work, filming. I have been going and back to forth to my office in New York to see patients there. We’ve got to take a vacation, we haven’t done it yet, with the kids. Any time you do filming, especially for the women, the Housewives, it takes a lot of time.”
He adds about filming the show, “Well, [I enjoy it] if it’s not too time-consuming. Because my first career is being a facial plastic surgeon. It’s fun when it’s not aggravating and taking up too much time.”
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FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this post misidentified Maloof’s husband as Phil not Paul Nassif.
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